About the show

The bright red carpet, shimmering gowns, sharp tuxedos, dazzling diamonds, the thrilling pop of flashbulbs, and of course the world’s biggest stars… all the classic glitz and glamour that make the movies magical can be found right here at the Palm Springs International Film Awards.

Year after year, the most buzzed-about names on the awards trail come to experience the unrivaled Palm Springs hospitality that creates an intimate event far removed from the frenzy of other awards shows. Here, Hollywood heavyweights settle in to share war stories, old friendships are rekindled, and new professional relationships are born over gourmet food and cocktails. It’s a true testament to the Gala’s charm that so many A-listers return year after year!

Board of Directors


Harold Matzner


Aftab Dada | Helene Galen | JoAnn McGrath | Scott White


David Baron


Sidney Craig


Patrick Mundt | John Pinkney


Stephen Breimer | James Bruner | Michael Childers | Bob Deville | Robert Dickey | Michele Finney | Jaci Fitzsimonds | Eric Garner | Elizabeth Gelfand-Stearns | Patti Grundhofer | Gary D. Hall | Wendy Hope-Heckmann | Carol Kaplan | Terri Ketover | Garry Kief | Geoff Kors | Michelle Krans | Mary Ann LaBahn | Jenny Lavey | Donna MacMillan | Peter Mahler | Katherine Malkin | Kevin McGuire | Tristan Milanovich | Lee Morcus | Marie Pinizzotto, MD, MBA | Catharine Reed | Jan Salta | Aubrey Serfling | Linda Shirvanian | Dominique Shwe | Nachhattar Singh Chandi | Ellen Sneider